Pump crack... don't know about it myself. Maybe he meant the internal
gearing broke and cracked the front pump casing... It is pretty intense
pressure in there.
The pump itself is $386... so most people just buy a whole new tranny
Silver Star Transmission - MB transmission rebuilder
They are very reputable and knowledgeble... All they work on is MB tranny...
Last time I spoked to them... they quoted $1100 for the tranny rebuilt...
since your pump is bad... you probably will have to eat the core charge too.
I think you are looking at $2200 for the job... which is 50% of your car's
Another possibility is to buy a part car... with a good tranny and put it in
your car... Plus, you have all the spare parts for your car and can sell the
remainder of stuff. It is time consuming but your cost of a good tranny can
be a mere couple hundred of bucks.
http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.jsp?car_id 4428734&dealer_id=&car_year89&make=MB&distance=any&max_price 00&model00E&advcd_on=n&end_year93&min_price=&certified=n&address054&search_type=used&advanced=n&start_year86&color=&cardist0
The above is for example.... however you need a car close by you...